Cancelled due to COVID-19 response -- Regional Cadaveric Workshop - March 22, 2020

  • March 22, 2020
  • Cost — $650
  • Sixteen (16) Class A CE credits available to course attendees
  • Workshop offered at the MTSA Campus


Special Lecturer: Sean Chetty, PhD
Topic: “Is postoperative pain relief (really) better after regional nerve blocks compared to general anesthesia?”

This eight-hour Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia workshop is a hands-on, basic training course utilizing cadavers and “live” scanning models, state-of-the-art ultrasound technology, and a comprehensive, highly-practical approach to regional anesthesia techniques for surgery and acute pain management.

Blocks that will be taught include: interscalene, supraclavicular, infraclavicular, axillary, distal upper and lower extremity salvage blocks, fascia iliaca, PENG, popliteal plexus, femoral, adductor canal, popliteal and TAP.

There will be pulsatile, cadaveric needling stations using the “Maverick Method” and “live,” side-by-side ultrasound scanning stations with fully dissected cadavers, as well as anatomic teaching by a Belmont University anatomist.

Participants will receive the benefits of small-group “live” scanning and needling stations, low faculty-to-attendee ratios, and an individualized learning plan that suits the attendee’s needs in regional anesthesia. Information presented will be highly practical and immediately useful to the attendee’s daily clinical practice.

Instructors: Bill Johnson, DNAP, CRNA, Director, MTSA Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship; Stace Dollar, MS, CRNA; John Edwards, MS, CRNA; and MTSA Fellows.

For more information, contact Bill Johnson at (615) 732-7846 or

This program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 8.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1036155; Expiration Date 4/28/2019. AANA designates this program as meeting the criteria for up to 2.00 CE Credits in pharmacology/therapeutics.

In addition, course attendees will be eligible to receive an additional 8 Class A CE credits by completing pre-course content, a course evaluation, and a post-test on course content. This portion of the program has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 8.00 Class A CE credits; Code Number 1037115; Expiration Date 2/13/2022.

Approximately three weeks prior to the course, participants will receive an electronic packet of content that includes the didactic curriculum for the course, a post-test, and evaluation of the course. Participants who complete this content are eligible for 8 CE credits, in addition to the 8 CE credits for actual attendance of the workshop.

Participation limited

About the Lecturer

Sean Chetty is a Specialist Anaesthesiologist based in Cape Town, South Africa. Dr Chetty completed his post-graduate specialist training in Anaesthesiology at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and then went on to complete his Sub-specialist fellowship in Critical Care, before branching out into the field of Pain Medicine. He subsequently completed his PhD in this field addressing the management of acute post-operative pain in women after caesarean section surgery.

He is currently the Vice-Chair of the Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care at the Tygerberg hospital and Stellenbosch University. Dr Chetty was the recipient of the 2019 Discovery Foundation MGH Scholarship and is currently doing a research fellowship at the Translational Pain Research Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

His areas of research interest include acute pain management for the obstetric patient, neuropathic pain syndromes and the management of pain and sedation in the critically ill patient. He has a passion for expanding medical education and is regularly involved in medical education initiatives for health care professionals around the world.

Dr Chetty is currently the President Elect of the South African Pain society, and is the Africa representative on the Pain Committee of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists.

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